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Huawei P8 Lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei P8 Lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei P8 Lite Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2015, April
  • Dimensions: 143 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 131 g
  • Screen: 5", IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2200 mAh
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei P8 Lite
Release date 2015, April
Dimensions (HxWxD) 143 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm | 5.63 x 2.78 x 0.3 in
Weight 131 g | 4.62 oz
Body build Plastic body
Colors Black, White, Gold
Battery 2200 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 380 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 11 h (3G)
Approximate price170 EUR
Screen
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5" inc
Screen area 68.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio68.3%
Screen resolution 720 x 1280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 294 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), AF
Functions Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP
Video 720p
Performance
Operating system OS Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow); EMUI 3.1
Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 620 (28 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-450MP4
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score35195
GeekBench 5 Single Core105
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core509
GeekBench 4 Single Core541
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1977
GeekBench 4 RenderScript1355
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.39 W/kg (head)     1.02 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Also known as Huawei ALE-L21

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Huawei P8 Lite Review

The Huawei P8 Lite, which came to market in 2017, differs from its predecessor in its design, RAM, camera matrix and even display size. It is a mid-budget device based on the HiSilicon Kirin 655. It is equipped with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel camera with a sensor like the one from the Huawei P9 model. 

Design 

There's nothing unusual about the design of the Huawei P8 Lite's body. However, it looks good. The front and back surfaces are made of glass with 2.5D effect. On the sides, we see a plastic whose surface resembles aluminum. The glass is not ordinary - it is Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Display

In this Huawei model, the user gets a 5.2-inch diagonal matrix. From a subjective point of view, this diagonal is optimal. It is comfortable to read web pages and the images are clear enough. Of course, if you prefer to play on your phone, models with a larger diagonal are preferable. 

The IPS matrix is implemented using OGS technology - a typical solution for a modern mid-range phone. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. Up to 10 simultaneous touches are supported. There is no oleophobic coating. 

Performance

The smartphone is based on a proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 655 SoC. It uses 16nm FinFET Plus process technology. In other words, the Huawei P8 Lite runs on an 8-core solution, in which 4 Cortex-A53 cores are clocked at 2.1 GHz and another four at up to 1.7 GHz. The video subsystem is based on the Mali-T830MP2.

The Huawei P8 Lite is available in two variants - with 3 GB and 16 GB, as well as with 4 GB and 32 GB of memory. Keep this in mind when considering buying the device. 

Cameras 

In almost all previous models of Huawei, Sony matrices are used.  The main camera on the Huawei P8 Lite is a 12-megapixel one. Its lens consists of 5 spherical lies with an aperture of f/2.2. The sensor features an increased pixel size (1.25 µm) and a fairly fast autofocus. 

The photos turn out quite well considering the price of the model. In a room and in the evening time, the camera's qualities show up quite well. Again, you can take good photos. 

The front camera of the Huawei P8 Lite is 8-megapixel (f/2.0, pixel size 1.4 microns) and is rated as good. It sets the white balance correctly and offers not bad detail. 

Among the Huawei P8 Lite's not-so-strong points is video shooting. The most the phone is capable of is capturing video in FullHD/30fps format. Modest, but tolerable. The manufacturer has provided the ability to record Slow Mo in VGA format - 120 frames per second. In the settings you can manually adjust the parameters. 

Conclusion

Huawei P8 Lite has turned out pleasant enough. It has a cute look, normal specs for its price, it is adequately optimized. The absence of oleophobic coating can be corrected. 

Pros:

  • Cute and unobtrusive design;
  • Comfortable operating speed;
  • Large enough screen;
  • Good cameras;
  • Factory runs Android 7;
  • Fast and functional fingerprint scanner. 

Minuses:

  • Absence of oleophobic coating; 
  • Slippery casing - bring a case;
  • Little storage space. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei P8 Lite was around 170 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2015, April.
The weight of the Huawei P8 Lite is 131 g.
The screen size of the Huawei P8 Lite is 5" inches.
The size of the Huawei P8 Lite is 143 x 70.6 x 7.7 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.